The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Presents an Exclusive Exhibition of Matisse Cut-Outs

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel provides a unique and rare opportunity for guests staying on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level to experience an exclusive showing of Henri Matisse: Papier Coupes. Twelve original stone lithographs are featured and are the only Matisse Cut-Outs on display in the U.S.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel provides a unique and rare opportunity for guests staying on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level to experience an exclusive showing of Henri Matisse: Papier Coupes. Twelve original stone lithographs are featured and are the only Matisse Cut-Outs on display in the U.S. The other venue for viewing any of the Cut-Outs is the Tate Modern in London which is featuring the largest retrospective ever assembled through September 2014. The collection at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel can be viewed in The Club Lounge through February 10, 2014.

To view the exhibit, guests can book a Club Level guestroom or the Treat You package which includes Club Level accommodations and a complimentary night when you stay four nights. Club Level accommodations can be booked at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaclub.

The genius of Matisse’s work is captured in twelve iconic compositions from his momentous cut-outs series. Matisse would fondly describe his newfound medium of collage as “painting with scissors”; this was the primary form of expression in the latter part of his career.

In the early 1950’s, Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse worked out of the Mourlot Studios in Paris to recreate this celebrated edition in a series of traditional hand-pulled stone-lithographs, which capture the vibrant collection of his larger than life paper cut-outs. The artist was a master of multiple disciplines including painting, drawing, collage, original printmaking and sculpture. As Michel Anthonioz, director of the Musee d'Orsay, writes, the Cut-Outs allowed Matisse to "bridge the gap between his paintings and drawings, between color and line." Although the technique of cutting out pieces of paper and gluing them together might sound elementary, the results can be breathtaking. Some works in this collection are beautifully simple, such as Décoration Masques, which graphically combines a colorful palette of floral shapes and contour drawing. Each piece, however, exudes a sensation of sheer joy, the vibrant colors and playful designs leaping off every composition.

The collection of paper masterpieces is an essential for aficionados of his art; additional pieces from this series are on display at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and London’s Tate Modern through the month of September.

Art Group Limited is devoted to promoting the appreciation of Modern and Contemporary art by hosting exhibitions within the public forum. The gallery is home to an innovative and pioneering collection which covers an array of mediums, genres and artists. For Gallery Inquiries, please call 855-406-4278.

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits on a 150-foot bluff with panoramic white-water views of the Pacific Ocean and two-miles of sandy beach. The resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. As the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury, the resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years, but is proud to boast earning AAA Five Diamond status for the 28th year, the longest in California. For additional information or reservations at the resort call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaNiguel.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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